Top 10 couplets of Mirza Raza Barq

Prominent classical poet of Lucknow School/ Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh was his disciple

ai sanam vasl tadbīroñ se kyā hotā hai

vahī hotā hai jo manzūr-e-ḳhudā hotā hai

ai sanam wasl ki tadbiron se kya hota hai

wahi hota hai jo manzur-e-KHuda hota hai

Mirza Raza Barq

hamāre aib ne be-aib kar diyā ham ko

yahī hunar hai ki koī hunar nahīñ aatā

hamare aib ne be-aib kar diya hum ko

yahi hunar hai ki koi hunar nahin aata

Mirza Raza Barq

itnā to jazb-e-ishq ne baare asar kiyā

us ko bhī ab malāl hai mere malāl

itna to jazb-e-ishq ne bare asar kiya

us ko bhi ab malal hai mere malal ka

Mirza Raza Barq

daulat nahīñ kaam aatī jo taqdīr burī ho

qārūn ko bhī apnā ḳhazānā nahīñ miltā

daulat nahin kaam aati jo taqdir buri ho

qarun ko bhi apna KHazana nahin milta

Mirza Raza Barq

kis tarah mileñ koī bahānā nahīñ miltā

ham nahīñ sakte unheñ aanā nahīñ miltā

kis tarah milen koi bahana nahin milta

hum ja nahin sakte unhen aana nahin milta

Mirza Raza Barq

be-bulā.e hue jaanā mujhe manzūr nahīñ

un vo taur nahīñ merā ye dastūr nahīñ

be-bulae hue jaana mujhe manzur nahin

un ka wo taur nahin mera ye dastur nahin

Mirza Raza Barq

ham to apnoñ se bhī begāna hue ulfat meñ

tum jo ġhairoñ se mile tum ko na ġhairat aa.ī

hum to apnon se bhi begana hue ulfat mein

tum jo ghairon se mile tum ko na ghairat aai

Mirza Raza Barq

na sikandar hai na daarā hai na qaisar hai na jam

be-mahal ḳhaak meñ haiñ qasr banāne vaale

na sikandar hai na dara hai na qaisar hai na jam

be-mahal KHak mein hain qasr banane wale

Mirza Raza Barq

agar hayāt hai dekheñge ek din dīdār

ki māh-e-eid bhī āḳhir hai in mahīnoñ meñ

agar hayat hai dekhenge ek din didar

ki mah-e-eid bhi aaKHir hai in mahinon mein

Mirza Raza Barq

gayā shabāb na paiġhām-e-vasl-e-yār aayā

jalā do kaaT ke is naḳhl meñ na baar aayā

gaya shabab na paigham-e-wasl-e-yar aaya

jala do kaT ke is naKHl mein na bar aaya

Mirza Raza Barq